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Origin and popularity of the name GUY


Guy : 1: English (of Norman origin) and French: from a common Old French personal name Guy from ancient Germanic Wido a short form of compound names based on the element wid(u) ‘wood forest’ Latinized as Guido.2: English (of Norman origin): alternatively an occupational name for a guide Old French gui (a derivative of gui(d)er ‘to guide’ of ancient Germanic origin).3: Altered form of French Guay.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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